Wrestling Inductees

Delaware Sports Hall of Fame

Sheldon Thomas

Sheldon Thomas is arguably the greatest wrestler in Delaware history, having been a three-time NCAA Division I All-American for Clarion

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Steve Bastianelli

Steve Bastianelli achieved extraordinary success as a Delaware high school wrestler and coach, a national Junior Olympian and wrestler at

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Jack Holloway

Jack Holloway coached wrestling at William Penn High School for 25 years with a record of 297-35, including 14 unbeaten seasons.

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Al Crawford

Crawford was an outstanding wrestler and coach. As a wrestler he won the National AAU Light-heavy weight title three years

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John Cooper

As a product of Warren AC, Cooper Johnny was Atlantic Division AAU 125 pound wrestling champion. As Wilmington YMCA coach

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John Testa

John Testa was a football and wrestling star at St. Mark’s High School who became an All-American wrestler at Clarion

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Every inductee into the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame since our inaugural year in 1976 is represented on our website. Honoring the athletic excellence of these men and women is an integral part of Delaware sports history.


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